Malware attacks on iOS more than triple while Android remains largely flat

Mobile security company, Skycure has conducted a research and noted its findings across leading mobile operating systems: Android and iOS on the basis of the scans performed on the mobile devices of its enterprise customers and from the scans of mobiles of consumers who download its free app. It has learned that malware attacks on apps have risen for Apple’s iOS as compared to Android.

According to Skycure's Mobile Threat Intelligence report, Skycure found that about 0.65% of these had "high-severity"...

By Enterprise CIO, 19 July 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Android, iOS, Privacy, Security.

How the iPhone changed the enterprise mobile space – and how the next 10 years will shape up

When smartphones were introduced to enterprise mobility, they weren’t all that smart. The BlackBerry was primarily an email device with a tactile keyboard you could use to extend communication beyond voice.

When the iPhone was introduced, it was slow to fully penetrate the enterprise market. It was only through the consumerisation of IT (consumers bringing their personal devices to work and demanding corporate support) that the shift to iPhone and Android truly began. Since then, the iPhone’s...

By Josh Garrett, 13 July 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility, iOS.

Symantec to acquire Skycure to bolster mobile security play

Cyber security giant Symantec has announced it is to acquire Israel-based Skycure, a ‘mobile threat defence’ provider.

Skycure’s modus operandi is the belief that ‘true enterprise mobile security could only be achieved by building from the ground up a solution of a type that did not yet exist…one that understands the unique characteristics of mobile devices and mobile productivity’, in the company’s own words.

In other words, Skycure protects across all major mobile...

By James Bourne, 11 July 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Enterprise Mobility, iOS, Security.

iOS 11 is coming: Start planning now to drive efficiencies and streamline operations

Another year, another announcement: Apple offered a sneak peek at the upcoming iOS 11 operating system at its recent annual developer conference.  Apple has exciting things in store with the new system, which will be available publicly in September.

For business users, iOS 11 comes with a slew of iPad and iPhone upgrades that can help boost productivity and efficiency. Some of the most notable features for enterprises include:

  • Driving notifications. Among other improvements, users will have the ability to block incoming messages automatically while driving. Instead of looking at third-party solutions, businesses with fleets...

By Marco Nielsen, 07 July 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Collaboration, Enterprise Mobility, iOS.

Apple CEO Tim Cook discusses mobile security and partnerships at Cisco event

Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, took to the stage at Cisco’s Live Las Vegas event to discuss the companies’ partnership, a couple of new products, and the increasing importance of security in a mobile workforce.

The companies announced Cisco Security Connector, which aims to ‘deliver the deepest visibility, control, and privacy for iOS devices’, as a Cisco blog put it, while also revealing an initiative which aims to reduce the cost of cyber attack insurance for companies.

“While iOS devices are...

By James Bourne, 27 June 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, iOS, Security.

Singapore Airlines working with IBM on enterprise apps

IBM appears to be drip-feeding new customer wins for its MobileFirst for iOS partnership; first City Furniture, and now Singapore Airlines (SIA) is using various apps to increase productivity and customer experience.

The two apps used by Singapore Airlines are Fly Now, which provides a single, real-time location for flight-related information and actions, such as flight plans and pilot check-ins, while Roster gives a 60 day view of flights assigned to a pilot, as well as providing alerts if pilots have visa,...

By James Bourne, 15 June 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility, iOS.

AppConfig Community one year on: The stats on an ‘outstanding’ 12 months of growth

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The AppConfig Community, an initiative to promote best practices for enterprise application development across native OS frameworks, has described its first 12 months of membership as ‘dramatic’ and ‘outstanding’, alongside confirming 40 more independent software vendors (ISVs) are to formally join “in the very near future.”

Since

By James Bourne, 18 April 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Applications, App Platforms, Development, Enterprise Mobility, iOS.

Jamf says Apple ‘gaining momentum’ in enterprise – yet other figures say different

A new report from mobility management provider Jamf argues that Mac and iOS devices are ‘easier to manage’ than their PC, Chromebook and Android brethren, ramping up Apple adoption in business and education.

The report, which took responses from approximately 300 commercial businesses, 300 K-12 educational establishments, as well as 300 higher education IT professionals and executives from a variety of organisations, also found that 90% of K-12 schools use iOS devices of some description, while...

By James Bourne, 08 March 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility, iOS.

IBM inks deal with Bell to soup up iOS enterprise apps in Canada

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Bell, the largest telecoms provider in Canada, is working with IBM to help offer IBM MobileFirst, the Armonk giant’s enterprise mobility play with Apple, to Canadian businesses.

The telco will ‘combine its expertise in mobility services with IBM’s robust suite of apps tailored to meet the specific needs of professionals across multiple industries, including energy and utilities, government, manufacturing, retail and more’, according to a press...

By James Bourne, 20 January 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility, iOS.

iPads in the workforce, or why enterprise mobility is all about the apps

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Mobile devices have been an integral part of the global workforce for years, as businesses adopt technology to drive transformation and improve business processes. Just last year, enterprise markets accounted for about $25 billion in annual Apple revenue, up 40 percent over 2014 – and iPads have undoubtedly earned a fair share of that revenue. There’s no denying the innovation behind the iPad and other tablets and smartphones. These devices are growing in popularity in the...

By Mark Scott, 23 December 2016, 1 comment. Categories: Applications, App Platforms, Enterprise Mobility, iOS.

Why App Transport Security can’t get here soon enough

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What is completely transparent but protects you from prying eyes? Encryption, of course! “Completely transparent” may be a bit of an overstatement but, generally speaking, the way encryption operates is fairly painless for the average end user. However, with the January 1, 2017 deadline looming for requiring all App Store apps to utilize App Transport Security (a.k.a. ATS, Apple terminology for securing all app traffic using the TLS v1.2 protocol), encryption may get a...

By MobileIron, 23 December 2016, 1 comment. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, iOS, Security.

Apple’s Q4 earnings: Keeping it real in the enterprise

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Everyone listening to Apple’s Q4 2016 earnings call was looking for insight on the company’s growth trajectory. What will be the big, new technology bets? Some of us listening think we have a least one clue.

iOS is the dominant enterprise mobility platform. According to the latest Mobile Security and Risk Review, Apple devices account for more than 80% of the business market share globally. A large enterprise app and services ecosystem is building up around iOS just...

By MobileIron, 02 November 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, iOS.

Research reveals iOS and Android app data leakage – and what it means for enterprises

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A new report from cloud security provider Zscaler has revealed the extent of data leakage from iOS and Android apps – and the threat this poses to enterprises.

In a blog post entitled ‘Are mobile apps a leaky tap in the enterprise?’, the company analysed more than 45 million transactions related to mobile devices through its cloud, and found that 0.3% of the 20 million Android transactions and 0.5% of the 26 million iOS transactions are resulting in some level of...

By James Bourne, 25 October 2016, 1 comment. Categories: Android, Applications, Enterprise Mobility, iOS, Research, Security.

New data shows interesting examination of mobility in Netherlands

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A study from the Netherlands arm of data analyst firm Computer Profile has shown that MobileIron holds a significant lead in the enterprise mobility management (EMM) space in the country, while Android just edges out iOS for operating systems.

The study, which can be found here (Dutch language), showed MobileIron to have a 31.4% market share, based on 1,200 interviews Computer Profile carried out...

By James Bourne, 20 October 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Enterprise Mobility, iOS.

Why iOS 10 is the evolution of a complete enterprise platform

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iOS 10 showcases Apple’s commitment to improving every aspect of the device and app experience for enterprise customers.

Beyond just the feature updates, Apple has continued to expand its partner ecosystem so customers can access a broader pool of industry-leading apps and quickly deploy them on any iOS device. Apple has also added more usability features that creates a seamless experience between all types of Apple devices – from iOS to macOS, watchOS and TVOS.

A complete...

By MobileIron, 30 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, iOS.

Rumour has it: How Apple’s headphone jack removal could compromise its enterprise position

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Consumers and industry pundits are already expressing frustrations upon hearing that Apple is planning to remove its headphone jack in the next iPhone. But is this simply a consumer issue? Or will it have an impact on the enterprise market as well?

The company has already been making major moves to strengthen its position within the enterprise, including partnerships in the past year with Cisco and IBM, and new enterprise-friendly features to iOS and macOS Sierra at this year’s...

By Josh Garrett, 25 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, iOS, Opinion.

A guide to getting the most out of iOS for your enterprise

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With mobile devices becoming increasingly important in everyday business operations, enterprises are seeing the need to make very informed choices about their mobile technology policies. As such, businesses will need to turn their heads to better understanding the management of mobile technology as an important part of their overall IT and security strategies.

Business leaders are now looking at which mobile platform is the best to use – and Apple is increasingly introducing new features that...

By Nick Thompson, 22 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Applications, Enterprise Mobility, iOS.

Apple on top for enterprise mobile security – but Samsung catching up

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Apple rules the roost when it comes to enterprise mobile security – but Samsung is catching up through the strength of its KNOX platform among others, according to a new research report.

The report, released by Tech Pro Research – a joint venture between TechRepublic and ZDNet – found 84% of respondents saw Apple smartphone security as at least ‘good’, with 37% opting for ‘very good’ and 14% ‘excellent’. For tablets, the...

By James Bourne, 06 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Enterprise Mobility, iOS, Security.

How Google continues to beef up Android’s enterprise abilities

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Android is catching iOS in mobile security, but enterprises don’t yet know it

In many organisations today iOS may be the dominant mobile operating system, but it's the only game in town when it comes to deploying apps for employees. Most enterprises eschew Android altogether and take an "iOS first and only" route. This could change over the next few years as IT departments become aware of recent efforts by Google to improve Android's enterprise standing.

Last month I attended...

By Nicholas McQuire, 17 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Enterprise Mobility, iOS, Security.